My name is Gill Becque and I have been practising in the Glossop area for 17 years. I really love my work as a counsellor, and feel it is a great privelege to be invited into people's lives when life isn't working for them. I offer a safe space, where thoughts, feelings and behaviour can be explored. I offer acceptance and non-judgment with the aim of empowering people to make changes in their life that will be helpful and healthy for them.
I only offer telephone counselling or meetings online via zoom in these challenging times.
My approach is person-centred which means that I work with what each person brings, and I tend to work intuitively with each person and enjoy finding ways of exploring with them the issues that arise. I don’t have my own agenda. I also work with a number of other therapeutic styles when it feels appropriate for the client, as I have carried on developing my training over the last 16 years.
I am creative and have a love of music, sound and poetry, which I often use as a therapist in 1-1 sessions and workshops. I am also a qualified sound therapist and previously offered relaxing 1-1 sessions from my private practice in Padfield. These are especially helpful with stress and anxiety. I also am a tutor and have trained many students to become sound therapists, which has been really enjoyable.
I am married and have three grown-up children and a grandson. I think family is very important. My career was as a secondary school music teacher, which I loved, being able to enthuse young people about the benefits of making music and finding ways to use music for relaxation and interaction with others.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training & qualifications
- Accredited on the BACP Voluntary Register
- Member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Education
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Level 2
- Sound Therapist and Tutor
- expressive therapeutic work with poetry
- a 'Naked Voice' Facilitator
I receive regular clinical supervision and I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
I am a mature and experienced counsellor having worked for 16 years, self-employed, with clients from all backgrounds and ages (16-82), including 4 years for the NHS and the voluntary sector, on the following issues:
- Health Anxiety
- Childhood trauma
- Grief and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Work-related stress
- Loss of feeling
- Gender issues
- Aging, moving into eldership
- ----------- and many other areas
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Face-to-face sessions no longer available, but Zoom video meetings online or telephone counselling available. Email, text or phone to set this up - 079235 90 100 email@example.com
Payment needs to be made via BACS before each session (or alternative payment methods by discussion)
SPECIAL OFFER for NOVEMBER and DECEMBER - £30
Standard fee is usually £40 for 55 minute session
I am available from 9am until 6pm Monday to Friday. If necessary I am able to work with clients in the evening, by arrangement.